Sites by Subject · Fifty-Five +

General Information

AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
Find information on health, money matters, leisure activities, family issues, and other related topics for people age 50 and older.
Administration on Aging
Provides information and statistics on aging for older adults, professional caretakers, and researchers.
AgeNet Eldercare Network
Offers information on health, financial resources, caregiver support, and legal issues.
AgingStats.Gov
Provides statistics for older Americans and their families on population, economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care.
Boomers Resource Guide to Cincinnati
An online resource to find articles, activities, and services for older adults.
City of Cincinnati Senior Citizen Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame was created in 1968 to recognize the contributions and achievements of its senior citizens. Nominees are selected by their fellow members on the basis of significant and continuing contributions to the social and cultural life of the Cincinnati community. Over 1500 seniors have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, including city officials and other dignitaries.
MySeniorCare
A community on the topic of senior care providing information on home health care, assisted living facilities, hospice
National Council on Aging
Provides information for caregivers and seniors on advocacy, health, news, publications, programs, job, volunteering, and benefits for seniors.
National Institute on Aging
Provides information on health, research, grants, training, news, and events. Includes publications and scientific resources.
Seniors For Living
The top 100 senior blogs and websites compiled by Seniors For Living. Includes blogs and sites on humor, technology, health & safety, alternative lifestyles, beauty, travel, senior housing, games, and more.
Setting Priorities For Retirement (SPRY)
Carries out applied research and education programs designed to enable people to age with purpose and to continue to have meaningful engagement in their lives.
Third Age
Popular seniors site for information on family, health, money, and news.
United States Senate Special Committee on Aging
Find information on issues, hearings, and resources related to aging. Includes health care reform and social security reform.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
U.S. government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Includes links to Board of Veterans Appeals, burial, compensation, education, health, home loans, and life insurance.
USA.gov - Senior Citizens' Resources
Government information and advice on Social Security and other benefits, health, travel, taxes, education, employment, and volunteer opportunities.

Assistive Devices & Equipment

The Boulevard
Looking for assistive devices for the physically challenged? This website has a complete listing of companies that deal with products and services for the disabled to make daily living more manageable.
Consumer Facts - Hearing Aid Compatibility For Wireless Telephones
Fact sheet put out by the Federal Communications Commission provides consumer information about hearing aid compatibity with wireless telephones. Also provides information about compatibility with wireline telephones.
Hearing Aids
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently created a website describing the symptoms of hearing loss and the three types of hearing loss. Includes information that describes the types of hearing aids, and provides a checklist if you are considering getting a hearing aid.
Mobility Devices
The British Columbia Institute of Technology provides information for seniors and their families about mobility devices. Includes publications, frequently asked questions, tips, and articles on assistive technology and aids. Also offers a guide for baby boomers to talk to their parents about mobility.
National Institutes of Health - Hearing Aids
Provides detailed information about hearing aids including determining the need for a hearing aid, the buying and use of a hearing aid, and available financial assistance.
Queen City Med Mart
Supplier of home medical equipment and mobility products in the Tri-state area.
Sound Advice On Hearing Aids
Fact sheet on hearing aids offered by the Federal Trade Commission.
The Wright Stuff
Everything you need to make your physically challenged life easier to handle. Includes comprehensive listing of tools, appliances, equipment, rehabilitation devices, and unique health care products.

Caregiving

AARP - Caregiving
Offers information, resources, and articles on caregiving.
Caregiver Action Network
Offers caregiver resources, education, support, and advocacy.
Caregiver Assistance Network (CAN)
Works closely with churches, senior groups, employers, and other organizations in presenting educational programs on caregiving and related topics through the Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio agency.
Caregiver's Handbook
An introduction and guide to issues for caregivers, including foundational material for preparation, current evaluation, and information for future decisions provided by Senior Magazine.
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio - Care Options
Provides information and resources for caregiving including adult day services, home care services, transportation, and grandparenting. Answers questions about help for seniors and caregivers through their website and call center.
Family Caregiver Alliance
Serves as a central source of information on caregiving, long-term care issues, and legal issues involved with aging.
Growth House
An international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life care, whose mission is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education and global professional collaboration.
Hospice Foundation of America
A nonprofit organization that promotes hospice care and works to educate professionals and the families they serve in issues relating to caregiving, terminal illness, loss, and bereavement.
International Cemetery and Funeral Association
A nonprofit association of cemeteries, funeral homes, crematories and monument retailers that offers informal mediation of consumer complaints through its Cemetery Consumer Service Council. Provides information and advice under "Consumer Resources."
MetLife Foundation - National Caregiving Study
MetLife Foundation funded a national caregiving study conducted for the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP. This study was published in November 2009 and was composed of three parts: Caregivers of Children Under 18 With Special Needs, Caregivers of Young Adults, and Caregivers of Adults 50+.
National Adult Day Services Association
Provides advocacy, education, technical assistance, research and communications services for adult day center providers, state associations of providers, corporations, educators, students, retired workers and others interested in working to build better lives for adults in adult day programs.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
Assists in finding Professional Geriatric Care Managers who are health and human services specialists that help families care for older relatives. Includes consumer video series and related articles.
National Care Planning Council
A comprehensive resource for long term care for seniors. Includes services for estate planning, family conflict resolution, retirement planning, reverse mortgages, medicare insurance plans, assisted living, and hospice care.
National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
Provides information and resources to help families plan for future long-term care needs. Developed by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.
National Hospice Foundation
Works to broaden the understanding of hospice through research and education. Offers information on caring for someone, living with an illness, and grieving a loss.
Ohio Attorney General - Elder Abuse
Pamphlet with information about elder abuse prevention and intervention. Includes contact information for assitance.
Ohio Attorney General - Health Care Fraud
Pamphlet with information about Medicaid fraud and elder abuse and neglect. Includes contact information for assitance.
Ohio Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
Promotes the development and delivery of the highest quality end-of-life care through advocacy of hospice philosophy. Provides information about home care, hospice & palliative care, and educational programs.

Computers & The Internet

Free E-Mail Address Directory
This site lists a wide variety of free web-based e-mail services, such as e-mail forwarding services, change of address services, and antivirus scanning tools.
Glossary of Internet Terms
An on-line glossary of common Internet terms with cross-references.
Learn The Net
Provides an introduction to learning how to navigate the World Wide Web, from mastering the basics to building a web page.
Mouse Exercises
Offers some simple exercises to help you get acquainted to using a mouse.
Office 2000 Tutorials
Online tutorials for Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Access and FrontPage.
SAFe-mail
This website requires no personal information to register. Just choose your username and password. Includes standard e-mail features, such as folders, an address book, and a scheduler.
Sharing Digital Photos
This site explains how to manage and e-mail digital images and how to build an online photo album.
Web-at-a-Glance
Surf the Internet like a pro in ten minutes with these tips and tricks.
Web Publishing at-a-Glance
Learn how to build a site for your business.
Webopedia
An online dictionary of computer and Internet-related terms.
What is?.com
This website provides definitions of thousands of computer, telecommunications, and Internet-related terms, along with links to sites where you can find more information.

Consumer Information

Sites by Subject · Consumer Information
Directory for consumer information on antiques & collectibles, automobiles, finance & foreclosure, health, legal forms, real estate, scams & fraud, shopping, utilities and more.

Employment

AARP - Work
Links to job resources, help in polishing your resume, career development and career change resources.
Age Discrimination
Find information about age discrimination, regulations, and statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Encore Careers
A network for people who want work that matters in the second half of life. Provides news, resources, and connections for individuals and organizations establishing encore careers that combine personal meaning, financial security, and social contribution.
Experience Works
A national, charitable, community-based organization that helps older adults get the training they need to find good jobs in their communities. Offers the Community Service Employment Program to provide participants with the training, experience, supportive services, and information they need to improve their lives, gain self-sufficiency, realize their goals, and obtain permanent employment.
The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged
Administers two senior employment programs: the Senior Environmental Employment Program, funded through the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Senior Community Service Employment Program, funded through the Department of Labor.
RetirementJobs.com
Search for full time, part-time, and flexible jobs from age friendly employers. Includes resources for resume help and interviewing skills, workshops, and online learning.
Senior Job Bank
Search for open positions or areas of interest, enter your resume or experience profile, create a Job Agent Profile, etc.
Workforce50
Serves older workers with a full service job board and career site. All jobs are placed by employers specifically interested in staffing from the over-50 workforce.
Workplace Fairness
A non-profit organization that works to preserve and promote employee rights. Provides comprehensive information about job rights and employment issues nationally and in all 50 states.

Fitness

American Senior Fitness Association
Website designed for the older adult exerciser. Offers fitness facts and tips, links to other fitness resources, and fitness articles.
Cincinnati and the Tristate · Parks & Recreation
Use this directory to find local bike trails, parks, gardens, nature preserves, outdoor educational programs, and recreation.
Hamilton County Public Health - Physical Activity Programs
Health educators in the Division of Health Promotion and Education provide senior-specific programs for Hamilton County, Ohio residents, such as Active for Life, Strength Training, and Chair Volleyball. Programs are available at area community and assisted living centers, retirement communities and churches.
Lifelong Fitness Alliance
Provides education and opportunities for health and fitness activities for older adults.
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
The Federal Government has issued its first-ever Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. They describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.
Weight-Control Information Network
Provides up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues. Includes research, statistics, resources, and publications. An information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Government Resources

Government Resources · Fifty-Five +
Directory of government websites on health, retirement, social security, and veteran's affairs.

Grandparenting

AARP - Friends and Family
AARP site offers tips, support, and resources for grandparents.
Generations United
Works to improve the lives of children, youth, and older adults through intergenerational strategies, programs, and public policies. Includes information on programs and resources.
Grandparent Foundation
Provides information on legal news, articles, resources and other helpful information on the role of the grandparent and kinship care.
Grandparents Magazine
Offers articles, activities, product reviews, resources and more.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
A site for grandparenting and relatives raising children. Includes resources, support, stories, and a grandparenting blog.
Top 10 Things To Do With Grandchildren
Lists 10 fun things a grandparent can do with their grandchild.

Health & Wellness

AARP - Health
Provides the latest health news and articles about health issues including fitness tips, the health care debate, Alzheimer's, Medicare and healthy living.
Alzheimer's Association - Greater Cincinnati Chapter
Offers programs and services for caregivers, relatives and friends of individuals with Alzheimer's disease in Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. Includes a professionally staffed Helpline, a family support group network, educational programs, counseling, multimedia reference library, and quarterly newsletter.
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
A resource for Alzheimer's Disease, including links to full text publications online, free publications you can order by mail, and news about recent research.
Alzheimer's Disease Information Directory
From the website "A Year to Remember," this directory provides links to hundreds of web resources on Alzheimer's Disease. Available resources include information for caregivers, Alzheimer's associations, seniors and aging sites, discussion lists, and grief resources.
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Find information about programs, news, advocacy, patients & caregiving, and resources on geriatric mental health.
American Cancer Society
Use the "Find Your Local ACS" feature to learn about local educational materials, resources, and services.
American Diabetes Association
Provides resources, community events, recipes, and fitness information.
Arthritis Foundation - Southern Ohio
Offers information about the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and arthritis related diseases. Includes resources, workshops, events, newsletter, and volunteer opportunities.
BenefitsCheckUp
National Council on Aging resource designed to identify benefit programs that can help you pay for medications, health care, food, utilities and more
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Health and disease information from the federal agency charged with protecting the public health of the nation.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services site for information about Medicare and Medicaid services.
Consumer Information for Seniors
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides information for older people on health issues including arthritis, cancer, health fraud, and nutrition.
Council on Aging in Southwestern Ohio - Wellness
Day-to-day strategies for improving personal health, managing chronic illness, saving money on health care costs, and improving relationships with health care providers
Driver Safety for Older Road Users
The Federal Highway Administration offers information for older road users on driver safety including federal & state programs, articles, booklets, and community resources for promoting older road users safety.
The DRM Regional Resources Directory
A useful web site that helps you find disability organizations or agencies in your area. Click on your home state to see the list for your area.
Healthfinder - Older Adult Health
A gateway for information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Provides personal health tools, health news, services, and other health related information for seniors.
Life Expectancy - Administration on Aging
Links to statistical sites on longevity for actuarial research. Also see the IRS Actuarial Values Book Aleph’s Table 90CM for life expectancies of various ages.
Medicare
Official government site for Medicare information, including Medicare Compare, a database for comparing costs and services of providers, and Nursing Home Compare, a database of information on Medicare and Medicaid certified hospitals.
The Merck Manual of Geriatrics
Building on the tradition of The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, this manual focuses on the medical problems of the elderly, providing clinical information to all physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and health professionals involved in the care of elderly patients.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
A leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging and a champion for Title VI Native American aging programs. Advocates on behalf of member agencies for services and resources for older adults and persons with disabilities. Includes information on training, events, and programs.
National Cancer Institute
Find information and resources on cancer including clinical trials and publications.
National Institutes of Health
Conducts and supports medical research as part of the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services. Provides current news on health care and disease prevention and includes a topical list of health issues for seniors.
National Stroke Association
Offers information related to strokes, including risk factors, prevention, and recovery. Provides educational webcasts, events, and news.
New York Times Health Blog
The New York Times health blog includes health articles and stories, research, information on fitness & nutrition, a health guide, and much more.
NIH Senior Health
Provides health information for older adults.
Ohio Department of Insurance
Free health insurance information and services for people on Medicare.
Ohio Long Term Care Consumer Guide
A state government site that helps locate the appropriate nursing home or assisted living facility or service within the state of Ohio.
Ohio State University Extension - Aging
Webpage for information on aging. Includes newsletter, fact sheets, custodial grandparenting, and links to agencies and organizations.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance Program
This program brings together America's pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations, and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that's right for them.
Plan Prescriber
This site is designed to help people compare and enroll in Medicare insurance plans.
Prevent Blindness America
Provides eye health and safety information and links to related organizations and resources.
Tri-State Parkinson's Wellness Chapter
Affiliated with the American Parkinson Disease Association, the Tri-State Parkinson's Chapter provides information to help patients, families and caregivers make connections to promote wellness for those living with Parkinson Disease. Serves residents of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and South Michigan.

Legal Resources

American Bar Association
Offers information addressing the legal aspect of planning for incapacity, including medical powers of attorney, living wills and trusts, booklets on Medigap insurance, and housing rights of older persons.
Center for Practical Bioethics
Offers a practical guide for making one’s medical wishes known when one is seriously ill or at the end of life.
Directory of State Disability Employment Liaisons
Provides state contacts on disability issues in each of the respective states. The staff of the state commissions, committees or councils can often provide information on a multitude of resources available to people with disabilities.
Elder Law & Legal Resources
Presented by Senior Magazine. Offers a variety of links providing legal answers and resources for seniors and caregivers, including consumer issues, contracts, fraud, estate planning, and social security.
Hamilton County Job & Family Services: Elderly Protection
Operates 421-LIFE, Hamilton County’s 24-hour line for reporting elder abuse, neglect (by self or others) and exploitation.
National Academy of Elderlaw Attorneys
A non-profit association that represents lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Provides legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people as they age as well as individuals with special needs.
National Center on Elder Abuse
Serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment under the direction of the U.S. Administration on Aging. Includes resources, help hotline, and information about adult protective services.
National Committee on the Prevention of Elder Abuse
Organization established to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation of older persons and adults with disabilities.
National Senior Citizens Law Center
Advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low income elderly individuals and persons with disabilities.
Ohio Department of Health Medical Balance Billing
Investigates allegations of improper Medicare billing and provides an information line for help.
Pro Seniors
Offers free legal and long-term care help to older adults in Ohio age 60 and older. Offers advice and information to solve legal and nursing home, adult care facility, and home health care problems. Provides information about ombudsman and legal services.

Leisure & Learning

89.3 FM WMKV
Offers big band music, standards, nostalia hits, and information about activities and services for older adults. Special programs include Healthscope, Hollywood Radio Theater, Keep Antiquing, Medicare Moment, Mystery Playhouse, Trivia Tuesday, and World View.
CET Connect
Cincinnati’s public television station offers educational programs including lifelong learning programs on health & wellness, arts & culture, current affairs, law, history & science, and around our community.
Creative Aging Cincinnati
Serves seniors in the Greater Cincinnati area by bringing local area professional artists, performers and educators to present one hour long programs at senior centers, retirement communities, adult day care centers, and nursing homes.
Library of Congress - Flickr Photostream
View historical photograph collections from the Library of Congress and learn about the Library of Congress Photos on Flickr project.
Library of Congress - YouTube Channel
View the earliest films by Thomas Edison, Westinghouse "Industrial" films from 1904, curator presentations of "Journeys and Crossings," and the "Books and Beyond" author series.
Old-Time Radio
For radio buffs. Find information about programs, collecting, resources, and a calendar of events.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Cincinnati offers courses each quarter for adults aged fifty and above. Includes online course list, information on registering, locations, and e-newsletter.
SeniorJournal.com
Today's news and information for Baby Boomers and Seniors.
SeniorNet
Offers education and access to computer technologies for older adults to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge.
Sites by Subject · Education · Adult & Continuing Education
Directory listing local and national organizations that provide adult and continuing education opportunities.
Sites by Subject · Education · Free Online Lectures & Courses
Directory listing educational institutions and websites that offer access to free online lectures and courses.
Sites by Subject · Games, Crafts & Hobbies
Find sites for games, crafts and hobbies, including antiques & collectibles, coin collecting, and stamp collecting.
Sites by Subject · Home & Garden
Directory of home improvement, interior design, and gardening websites.
StoryCorps
One of the largest oral history projects of its kind, people interview family and friends to record and preserve the stories of someone important to them. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the Library of Congress. Listen to any of the hundreds of stories recorded, drawn from conversations between more than 50,000 participants in all 50 states.
Suddenly Senior
This site offers humor, nostalgia, senior advocacy and useful information for seniors 50+. Updates daily.

Living Options

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) offers a series of free "Consumer Tips" for finding home and community based services, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and continuing care retirement communities. You can also use the AAHSA website to find a range of long-term care housing and services by state or zip code.
American Health Care Association
The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has information to help you understand the different types of long-term care, how to select the level of long-term care that is right for you, and what you should look for in a long-term care insurance policy.
Assisted Living Directory
Lists numerous facilities and, at times, other senior care options, organized by state, and then by city.
Assisted Living On-line.com
An online directory allows users to find facilities in their specific area. Listings include brief descriptions and contact information.
AssistedLivingFacilities.org
Serves as an informational resource for assisted living for the elderly offering residences that provide medical monitoring and minor medical care. Provides information on over 41,400 state-licensed assisted living facilities.
HEAP Hotline for Ohio
Home Energy Assistance Program forms and information are here. You can also call their toll-free number, 1-800-282-0880.
Leading Age Ohio
An association which is at the forefront of innovation in providing quality housing and health care services for Ohio’s older and disabled population.
National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
Long-Term Care Ombudsman is an independent advocate for nursing home and assisted living facility residents that works to solve problems between residents and nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Ombudsman can give you information about how to find a facility and what to do to get quality care.
Ohio Assisted Living Association
Find information on assisted living, including links to guidelines and laws for assisted living facilities.
Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice
Provides consumer advocacy and information for home care and hospice in Ohio. Includes informational guides and links to related topics.
Ohio Rental Housing Locator
Directory of affordable, accessible rental housing in Ohio. Includes apartments with special features for the elderly and people with disabilities.
A Place For Mom
A national elder care referral service that provides comprehensive resources for senior housing and elder care options to seniors and families in need. Provides information about Alzheimer's care, assisted living, home care, nursing homes, residential care homes, and retirement centers.
Senior Housing Evaluation
An online tool that helps to determine what type of housing option is most appropriate. Ideal for the beginning caregiver who is aware of need for alternatives, but unclear of the direction to take.
Senior Housing Net
Senior Housing Net's Information Center provides a glossary of terms, a moving checklist, and links to health information and long term care financing. The directory contains descriptions, photographs, floor plans, online tours, links to onsite managers of retirement communities, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. The resource center offers products and services to ease the transition into senior housing.
Senior Independence
Senior Independence is an affordable, comprehensive program that gives seniors help to stay at home by providing adult day care, community care, home care, hospice, and technology support. The Cincinnati location serves Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren counties.
SeniorOutlook.com
An after 55 housing and resource guide that lists housing for independent living, assisted living, nursing home care, adult day care, continuing care, and Alzheimer's care.
SeniorSites
A comprehensive web source for non-profit housing and services for seniors. Search for housing by zip code, facility name, or desired amenities.
Southwestern Ohio Association of Adult Day Services
Adult Day Services serves clients with physical, mental or emotional impairments needing supervision, increased social opportunities, assistance with personal care or other daily living activities. SOAADS has 27 center members in Butler, Clinton, Hamilton, and Warren counties in Ohio and Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky.
Visiting Nurses Association of America
Supports, promotes, and advances the nation's network of Visiting Nurse Agencies who provide cost-effective and compassionate home healthcare to the elderly and individuals with disabilities. Services include advocacy, education, and collaboration with other service providers.

Money Matters

AARP - Retirement
Find articles, advice, and resources to help make retirement planning decisions.
AARP - Tax Aide
The AARP Tax-Aide program has nearly 32,000 volunteers staffing 8,500 sites across the United States. These IRS-certified volunteers provide free tax counseling and preparation services to millions of low and middle income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Visit their free AARP Tax-Aide site locator, where you can enter your zip code and receive location addresses, schedules, and other contact information.
BenefitsCheckUp
National Council on Aging resource designed to identify benefit programs that can help you pay for medications, health care, food, utilities and more
Benefits.gov
Connects citizens to government benefit program eligibility. Includes information about programs for the elderly, veterans, and low-income citizens.
Department of Labor - Retirement Planning
The Department of Labor provides ideas for retirement planning.
The Five Big Questions About Retirement
Time magazine's article about retirement and retirement planning.
A Guide For Seniors : Protecting Yourself Against Investment Fraud
With some basic understanding of how scam artists work, you can avoid fraud and protect your hard-earned money. Prepared by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Money and Taxes for Retirees
Sponsored by Nolo Law for All, this website offers a series of articles about money and taxes for retirees.
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
A federal corporation established under Employee Retirement Income Security Act which insures the vested benefits of pension plan participants.
Retire When You Want
Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine's article on retirement planning.
Social Security and Pensions
Congressional Budget Office publications on social security and pension matters.
Social Security Handbook Online
The Social Security Administration's official guide to current Social Security benefits.
Social Security Online
Includes information on disability, employment support for people with disabilities, Medicare, forms, rules & regulations, FAQs, and publications.
Social Security Online for State and Local Government Employers
Information on special Social Security coverage provisions for public employees.
Social Security Retirement Planner
Provides detailed information about your Social Security retirement benefits under current law and points out things you may want to consider as you prepare for the future.
What You Should Know About Your Retirement Plan
Information from the Employee Benefits Security Administration that covers different types of retirement plans, when and how to receive benefits, monitoring your plan, and changes that affect your retirement benefit.

Senior Services

American Society on Aging
Identifies State and Federal assistance programs for older Americans.
The Center for Independent Living Options (CLIO)
Helps individuals who have physical, sensory, cognitive, and/or psychological disabilities to maintain active, productive lives. Programs include independent living skills training, homeless services, housing referral assistance, and personal assistance services.
Center for Respite Care
Provides medical and nursing care to sick homeless people in the Greater Cincinnati area. Services include medical evaluation, nursing care, lab testing, and referrals for shelter and social services.
Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS)
Delivers essential services to low-income and inner-city at-risk older adults in Hamilton County. Services include meals, transportation, and programming to help with socialization.
CincySmiles Foundation
Offers the OPTIONS and Donated Dental Services programs by partnering with participating practitioners to provide care to Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s working poor and their families, seniors, and those who are medically, mentally or physically challenged.
City of Cincinnati Community Health Nursing Program
The City of Cincinnati Health Department's Community Health Nursing Program offers home health care services to all age groups, including licensed nursing homes within the city limit.
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
Plans, coordinates and administers local, state and federally funded programs and services for older adults in southwestern Ohio to help adults remain independent in their own homes as long as possible.
Eldercare Locator
Eldercare Locator is your first step for finding local agencies, in every U.S. community, to help older persons and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services. Provided as a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Hyde Park Center for Older Adults
Enables people over age 55 to maintain optimal health, enhance their quality of life and live independently as long as possible. Offers home visits, transportation, meals, and wellness activities. Serves older adults who live in the Cincinnati areas of East End, Hyde Park, Madisonville, Mount Lookout, Oakley, O’Bryonville and South Norwood.
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly - Cincinnati
A national, nonprofit organization offers volunteer opportunities to help isolated seniors in the community form friendships. Provides holiday celebrations, social activities, and special services.
Meals-on-Wheels
Listing of Meals-on-Wheels programs for Ohio provided by Senior Magazine. Gives complete address and phone numbers for various locations throughout the state.
Mercy Franciscan at St. John
Provides emergency services to individuals and families in crisis in the Cincinnati area. Programs include material resources, sandwich window, fans & air conditioners, and temporary housing.
Mercy Neighborhood Ministries
Offers the H.O.M.E. program sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, which helps the elderly poor and people with special needs by providing them with basic necessities and support. Includes food pantry/crisis assistance, senior activities, community outreach, advocacy, and grandparents group. Serves the Walnut Hills, East Walnut Hills, and surrounding neighborhoods.
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
Helps low income individuals and families develop the knowledge, opportunities, and resources they need to achieve self reliance. Programs include food and clothing assistance, housing services, and senior services.
Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging
A statewide network of agencies that provides services for the elderly and advocates on behalf of older Ohioans.
Ohio Department of Aging
State site for the delivery of services and support for older Ohioans, adults with disabilities, and families and their caregivers. Provides information on long-term care, Golden Buckeye program, PASSPORT program, area agencies on aging, long-term care ombudsman programs, senior centers, assisted living, and other related topics.
People Working Cooperatively
Provides home repairs and energy conservation services for low-income individuals. Services include critical home repairs to qualified homeowners and renters and energy-saving weatherization services.
Prevent Blindness Ohio
A voluntary vision health and safety organization and consumer advocate for sight conservation. Provides public information, research, and early detection services. Offers the Vision Care Outreach program providing free, comprehensive, professional eye exams, follow-up care, education and eyewear to medically indigent children, youth, families and homeless/uninsured adults.
SafeLink Wireless Free Cell Phone Program
SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers. Provides information on how to qualify and enroll in the program.
The Salvation Army of Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
Delivers services and programs to local communities including family services, youth development programs, senior services, housing programs, rehabilitation services, and emergency disaster services.
Senior Services of Northern Kentucky
Provides programs and services to seniors in Boone, Kenton, Campbell & Grant counties including meals on wheels, transportation, animeals on wheels (donated pet food), Lifeline Personal Emergency Response Service, and information & assistance.
Serving Older Adults Through Changing Times
Provides personal services and support, advocacy, workshops, health promotion, and community outreach to older adults in the Avondale community of Cincinnati.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Helps poor and needy residents of Cincinnati and Hamilton County by providing personal assistance with food, clothing, rent, utilities, transportation and companionship to people facing economic, emotional or spiritual crises. Includes information on programs, store locations, and donations.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati 2-1-1 Community Resource Directory
A resource directory that connects people with critical health, human services and volunteer opportunities in their community on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week basis. Provides information and referrals for services including basic needs, day care, employment resources, health care, mental health services, transportation, mentoring, tutoring, substance abuse, domestic violence, and protective services.
Wesley Community Services
Provides essential home-based services for seniors seeking to remain in their home for as long as possible living in Hamilton, Butler, and Clermont counties.

Travel

AARP - Travel
Get travel tips and discounts from the AARP.
Access-Able Travel Source
Don't let a disability hold you back from travel. Lists hundreds of locations and their accessible facilities and services, including wheelchair travel, disability travel, handicapped travel, and vacations for the disabled.
Accessible Journeys
Travel planning guides, group tours and cruises, licensed travel companions, and disability travel resources for wheelchair-bound travelers. These wheelchair-accessible group tours welcomes families and friends.
Elderhostel
Affordable education opportunities throughout the world for people over age 55.
Eldertreks
Travel company that specializes in off-the-beaten path small group adventures for those 50 and over. Offers active itineraries and well managed tours.
Grandtravel
Vacation planning for grandparents and their grandchildren.
Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT)
Offers land and small ship adventure travel packages, as well as river cruises worldwide for American travelers over 50.
Pets Welcome
Provides travel information for traveling with your pets in the US, Canada & France. Includes travel tips, listings of pet-friendly lodgings, and emergency veterinary service nationwide.
RV Travel
Provides information for camping and traveling in an RV. Find places to camp, read RVing news, find events and travel destinations and locate books and magazines on RVing.
Senior Travel
Travel Information for Senior Citizens from about.com includes tours, pet friendly travel, and safety information while traveling.
Senior Women's Travel
Offers flexible, low-key yet energetic travel experiences for senior women age 50+. Tours are scheduled throughout the year and offer a wide variety of cultural experiences.
Seniors Vacation and Home Exchange
Home exchange or hospitality vacations can lower vacation costs for seniors.
Travel Information for Senior Citizens
Features many travel tips, including traveling with pets, travel safety, health precautions, airline tips, and more.
Travel Tips for Older Americans
The State Department offers tips for planning a safe and healthy international vacation.
Trips Inc. Special Adventures
Trips for adults with developmental disabilities, mental retardation, and special needs.
VolunTourism
Provides international voluntary service experiences that include travel to a destination with the traditional elements of travel and tourism - arts, culture, geography, history, and recreation - while in the destination.
Walking the World
Tour company that offers outdoor adventures for people 50 and older. Experience different places, meals and customs of other cultures while making new friends.

Volunteering

Sites by Subject · Volunteering
Directory of local and national organizations that offer volunteer opportunities for a variety interests.